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Montana defies order on transgender birth certificates

 

Last updated 9/16/2022 at 11:48am



Matthew Brown and Amy Beth Hanson

Associated Press

BILLINGS — Just hours after a Montana judge blocked health officials from enforcing a state rule that would prevent transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificate, the Republican-run state Thursday said it would defy the order.

District Court Judge Michael Moses chided attorneys for the state during a hearing in Billings for circumventing his April order that temporarily blocked a 2021 Montana law that made it harder to change birth certificates.

Moses said there was no question that state officials violated his...



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